Ealing Council’s Labour Cabinet has decided, without proper consultation, to sell the existing Southall library building and to reallocate Southall Library to the Dominion Centre.
Ealing Council renovated and refurbished all its large libraries with the exception of Southall Library, which, by its own account, is one of the most heavily used and cost effective library in the borough. The Council has also done an unexplained u-turn on its previous decision to relocate Southall Library to a re-developed Phoenix House site, where it would have been located next to other purpose built community and educational facilities.
If the Library is moved to the Dominion Centre, it will not only lose real library space but, also, the reallocation does not guarantee a new vibrant community Centre that provides better educational, cultural or arts based programmes or services.
We, the undersigned, petition Ealing Council to suspend its decision to reallocate the Southall Library and guarantee the following:
· A proper and transparent consultation process with local residents and users of the Southall Library and the Dominion Centre
· To stop asset stripping of public buildings without qualitative reinvestment in Southall Community and Library services
· A commitment to community based Management Structure to manage Dominion Centre
Save Southall Library Campaign is an initiative of the Friends of the Dominion Centre (FoDC).
For further information contact:
Jagdev Singh Panesar on 07817 4591597; Dr. Kulwant Singh on 07958 299226;
Balraj Purewal on 0788 2537336 (email email@example.com)
and Suresh Grover on 07816 301706 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Correspondence address: Suresh Grover, The Monitoring Group, c/o 54a The Broadway, Southall, UB1 1QP